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A plan is rapidly taking shape in Washington for how to destroy Syria's most dangerous warfare chemicals, but it remains unclear if the United States and its partners can clear logistical hurdles in time to meet a series of demanding international schedule targets, Foreign Policy magazine's Cable blog ...
Dec. 6, 2013 | Rachel Oswald | Uranium Enrichment , Fuel Fabrication , Nuclear Weapons Programs , Nuclear Weapons Production
WASHINGTON -- North Korea's nuclear-materials complex is teeming with activity, according to Thursday image analysis by the Institute for Science and International Security, which examined satellite photographs taken as recently as Monday.
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Dec. 6, 2013 | Sanctions, Nuclear , Plutonium , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Verification and Monitoring
Technical experts from Iran and six major governments are set next week to thrash out specifics on how they will comply with a landmark nuclear accord negotiated by the sides in November, Reuters reported.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Deterrence , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
Speaking in Bahrain on Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised to improve U.S. relations with countries in the Persian Gulf, Bloomberg reports.
Dec. 5, 2013 | Elaine M. Grossman | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zones , Biological Weapons Elimination and Destruction , Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Delivery Systems
WASHINGTON -- Israeli and Arab envoys met for the second time at a Swiss resort late last month to confer on the agenda for regional talks about a possible ban on weapons of mass destruction, but some key differences remain, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
Dec. 5, 2013 | Douglas P. Guarino | Industrial Use of Radioactive Materials , Radiological Terrorism
WASHINGTON -- International Atomic Energy Agency officials are considering developing legally binding rules aimed at securing radioactive materials like those stolen in Mexico this week, but nonproliferation advocates argue the effort is likely not enough to prevent incidents involving so-called “dirty bombs.”
Dec. 5, 2013 | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Radiological/Radioactive Materials , Radiological Dispersal Devices
Although the dangerous radioactive cargo has been recovered, authorities say the two thieves who stole a truck carrying cobalt-60 in Mexico on Monday "will, without a doubt, die," because they removed the material's protective casing. Mexican nuclear safety official Mardonio Jimenez said the culprits will "have severe problems with ...
Legislators and analysts are divided over a U.S. company's argument that the future of the nation's nuclear arsenal could depend on developing a new, domestic technology to enrich uranium, the New York Times reported.
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George David Banks, a Washington issue expert, on possible U.S. development of new methods for enriching uranium for civil exports as a way of constraining foreign diversion of reactor fuel to make bombs.
The lack of policy on the front and back end in the fuel cycle will really come back and bite us on the proliferation agenda.